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Tropical Zone Gardening: Pregnant women avoid papaya / cause an abortion

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Texasgal77
Baytown, TX
(Zone 9a)

September 27, 2007
1:42 AM

Post #4021352

Pregnant women should avoid ripe-green fruit because it has a contraceptive function that can also cause an abortion.

http://cookislands.bishopmuseum.org/species.asp?id=5878

While doing some research on growing papaya trees I found this bit of information. I sure did not know this! Did anyone else?

I've seen it at more than one sight! It was news to me.
Braveheartsmom
Hillsborough , NC
(Zone 7a)

September 27, 2007
5:49 AM

Post #4022049

Wow! We eat the green fruit all the time as a vegetable! No shortage of babies around here!
Anaid
San Antonio, TX

September 27, 2007
7:27 AM

Post #4022104

On behalf of pregnant women,thanks Tx Gal for your concern and the heads up :)

heavenscape

heavenscape
TabacVille, NC
(Zone 7a)

September 28, 2007
1:39 AM

Post #4025306

Likewise, I am from Singapore and my mum craved papayas during her pregnancies. I have 8 siblings!
rjuddharrison
Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

September 28, 2007
1:49 AM

Post #4025337

Growing up in Liberia W. Africa we made "Papple Pie" with green Papayas...lacking the apples, we substituted green Papaya...(you couldn't tell the difference!)

heavenscape

heavenscape
TabacVille, NC
(Zone 7a)

September 28, 2007
2:23 AM

Post #4025450

RJUDDHARRISON, that is interesting. The Thais and Cambodians as part of their national cuisine, make sliced green papaya salad with hot chillies and fish sauce. Always something new to learn everyday here!
Texasgal77
Baytown, TX
(Zone 9a)

September 28, 2007
3:14 AM

Post #4025647

Thank you for your responses!

I had never heard of it, then read about it twice in one day. I know there are certain other foods that should be restricted due to mercury...so was interested to see what other people thought or had experienced.

Again...thanks!



rjuddharrison
Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

September 28, 2007
7:52 PM

Post #4027882

You know in Liberia we also made a hot pepper sauce with green Papaya and mango...mmmmmmmmmmmmmm...>!!!!!

It's making me hungry...might have to make some palm oil soup and pepper sauce this weekend!
Rj

heavenscape

heavenscape
TabacVille, NC
(Zone 7a)

September 28, 2007
8:53 PM

Post #4028094

RJ,
me think you should start a thread titled "Papaya Cuisine"! Now you got me curious...gonna 'google' on the foods of Liberia!
JB
rjuddharrison
Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

September 29, 2007
12:42 AM

Post #4028795

heheh..I'll send you some sites
rjuddharrison
Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

September 29, 2007
12:53 AM

Post #4028831

http://www.junglepi.com/products/red_palm.html
click recipes.

Also the Ghana website has some good recipes in there too.
Islandshari
Kwajalein
Marshall Islands
(Zone 11)

September 30, 2007
5:07 AM

Post #4032627

I make a chicken and green papaya stew that everyone loves...now that I know of the possible dangers, I will be careful serving it to younger or pregnant women. Thanks for the info!
rjuddharrison
Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

September 30, 2007
2:23 PM

Post #4033220

That is actually how I started growing the Papayas, My brother was visiting and we decided to make some Liberian Palm Soup, (chicken, greens, palmoil, papaya, peanuts and zezty hot pepepers...Actually Patouks makes a hot sauce with papaya that is delicious and fits the ticket for the meal. Anyway, I said to my bro, lets save these seeds and see if we can grow them...rest is history.
Islandshari
Kwajalein
Marshall Islands
(Zone 11)

September 30, 2007
10:49 PM

Post #4034706

Ha Ha...you should name your trees after hot sauce and papaya dishes that you create!
LouC
Desoto, TX
(Zone 8a)

October 1, 2007
3:44 AM

Post #4035721

rj, are we to believe that the papaya has worked as a birth control agent for yourself?
LouC
Desoto, TX
(Zone 8a)

October 1, 2007
3:51 AM

Post #4035738

Got to thinking...that might "read" sarcastic...meant it to be funny...there goes that voice inflection thing again. What I hear in my head doesn't come out the same in black and white. Did not mean to offend..so sorry...again.

heavenscape

heavenscape
TabacVille, NC
(Zone 7a)

October 1, 2007
4:16 AM

Post #4035785

Thanks RJ for the link. Interestingly I've seen red palm kernels in Malaysia. How countries sharing the equatorial line could have the same produce/vegetation and flora.
Terima Kaseh!
stellamarina
Laie, HI

October 2, 2007
8:22 PM

Post #4041661

The local "worm lady" was saying recently not to put papaya seeds in your worm bin for recycling because the seeds stop the worms from reproducing too. So any body trying to get pregant might want to leave the cracked papaya seed salad dressings alone too. Aloha
Braveheartsmom
Hillsborough , NC
(Zone 7a)

October 3, 2007
5:53 AM

Post #4043456

Good Heavens! I have some younger girlfriends that ought to have this info!
rgbatson
Selma, AL

July 27, 2009
8:05 PM

Post #6872151

Hey
I saw this, which sounds good -
"Red palm oil is free of cholesterol and trans-fatty acids. Rich source of phytonutrients such as beta-carotene, alpha-carotene, vitamin E tocotrienols, lycopene, which act as a super-antioxidant.These carotenoids are responsible for the striking red colour of the oil."
The site is at:
http://www.rainforestredpalmoil.com
rjuddharrison
Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

July 27, 2009
8:16 PM

Post #6872204

I love Red Palm oil. It has been maligned like eggs.
Bignonia
Atenas
Costa Rica

July 28, 2009
3:23 AM

Post #6873927

Green papaya fruits are popular here in Costa Rica. My mom prepares a dish called "picadillo de papaya": Papaya gree frnuits are chopped in small pieces then boil in a little bit of water plus condiments: culantro, onion, oregano and garlic and some kind of meat. In my case I use soy meat.
What I heard is that seeds of papaya have phytoestrogens.
By the way, papaya is my favorite fruits. When I was pregnant I ate ripen papaya very frequently.
rjuddharrison
Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

July 28, 2009
7:41 PM

Post #6876454

Yes, they make a pepper sauce that's similar, minus the meat and add hot peppers.

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